Poison Apples & Other Delicacies
'This album has a soaring electronic feel to it. The voice echoes a trained power. The lyrics reflect the courage of an old soul. It's high time we had a release from this artist. ' - Olexandra Pruchnicky (iTunes Review) 'Danniel Oickle is a multi-talented artist but he is also an ambitious thinker with the drive to back up his visions. Poison Apples & Other Delicacies is proof of this. With an introduction like Gabriel, PA&OD becomes an instant dance floor and road trip must-have!' - C.C. TRUBiAK (Review) 'Conscientious, focused, and gifted.' - Pat Croteau (Capital Xtra) 'This album provides a much needed breath of fresh air to the music industry. Danniel Is not only a brilliant lyricist, but a master of melody. It is a timeless album which you will come back to over and over again.' - Aileen Martella (iTunes Review) Being born into a creative family, Danniel learned to celebrate his artistic nature. He began artistic training at the age of 5, with the techniques of classic sketching. It was through this medium that he learned to manipulate the power of light and dark. It was also at this age that Danniel began musical training in the piano, the violin, and voice. At the age of 11, Danniel moved to sculpture and tangible art, working in clay, metal, and fabrics. Though he was expanding his techniques, he continued his classic training under the well-known Nova Scotia artist Francis Israel. At the age of 13, he sold his first piece and started writing. His first play, titled "The Hiding Place," would be produced two years later and his performance career began. During his teenage years, he would hone his musical skills; having quit the violin, Danniel was able to devote more attention to his vocal training. At the age of 21, he expanded from theatre to film with his first production, the documentary vignette titled: "Silence." By the age of 22, Danniel would be performing live in "Hair" and would later move on to The Who's "Tommy." Having danced with both Wexford Dance and "In the Company of Grace," and having choreographed with the latter, Danniel was asked to choreograph the sell-out smash hit "Evil Dead: The Musical" in 2009. After years of studying music, he began recording his own original musical compositions. Armed with the help of his MacBook, a grand piano, and his unmistakable voice, Danniel has completed his first collection of strikingly original music. His music is instantly recognizable, melodically pleasing, and slightly avant garde. Having been born at the dawn of the 80s, into the glitz and glamor of the age, Danniel's music comes full circle. The dark melodies and haunting performances play alongside slick production and electro-pop beats. Included in this collection of so called "delicacies," are 2 live tracks, recorded at what has become the infamous solo performance, "A Boy & His Piano." Also, many of the songs in this collection are based on poems from Danniel's audacious and well received 2010 book, "Dancing in Silence." Having spanned the artistic gap, Danniel Oickle continues to express himself and comment on the world around him.